Author: Mary Boothman

Mary was born in West Yorks but has lived and worked elsewhere in the UK, Africa and S Asia, before recently returning to Yorkshire where she really feels at home. Her career has always been in education and she continues to do odd bits of freelance, as her passion for the sector shows no sign of abating. Walking, talking, learning and being with friends and family means everything to her.

The bigger picture beyond the exams fiasco

Mary Boothman
happy student throwing papers in air in park

Might the resignation of the chief regulator, Sally Collier – followed swiftly by the sacking of Jonathan Slater, permanent secretary to the Department for Education – draw a line under the exams debacle of recent weeks? I very much doubt it, nor do I believe they should have been the ones to take the hit. […]